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Mission

The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

Research Spotlight

Water, Excess Nutrients and Sustainability
Water, Excess Nutrients and Sustainability
River water quality is a major challenge in urban watersheds where fertilizer and wastewater act as unwanted nutrient sources. They trigger algae in surface waters that can cause dead zones and harmful algal blooms.  What are the environmental and economic consequences to coastal communities? Read more »

Welcome

The Shell Center creates an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the quality of life including environmental resources.  It supports the efforts of Rice University's faculty, staff and students to better our planet's economy, society and environment.

 About Us 

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The Center was launched in early 2003, with funding from the Shell Oil Foundation and subsequent funding from the Shell Oil Company.
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 Research 

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The Center supports faculty research on critical matters such as understanding ozone formation; the impact of invasive species on biodiversity.
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 Outreach 

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Externally we work with a wide range of entities including government, industry, academia, healthcare and non-profits.
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 Education 

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We foster awareness of sustainability issues among our students by providing unusual opportunities to learn about how diverse elements of society may contribute to the sustainability of our planet.  Read more » 

 

News


September 2, 2016  -  2015 Annual Report Now Online

August 30, 2016  -  Functional Sustainability Indicators

August 13, 2016  -  Creation Care Fest - Environmental Extravaganza

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 SCS Annual Report

 SCS releases 2015 Annual Report online. Read more here.

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